Area author, historian Bob Bowman passes away

LUFKIN — Beloved East Texas author, historian, and raconteur Bob Bowman passed away Saturday after a brief illness.

A memorial service for the Angelina County native will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the main sanctuary of Calvary Baptist Church of Lufkin.

Born June 3, 1936 Bowman was the owner of Bob Bowman & Associates, Inc., a Lufkin-based public relations agency which served clients throughout the U.S., and was also one of Texas’ leading historians in addition to working as a long-time community leader in the greater East Texas area.